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Waiwakaiho ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

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Waiwakaiho Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Friday 23 Feb 2018 NZDT

Waiwakaiho surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Waiwakaiho sea temperature is 22.8 °C (Statistics for 23 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.3 max: 20.7 min: 17.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
WSW
1.3
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1.2
WSW
1
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.4
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0.4
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1.1
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2.4
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2.5
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1.9
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1.8
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1.8
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1.4
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0.9
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0.7
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0.6
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0.5
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0.6
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0.5
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0.3
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0.8
WSW
Period(s) (?)9887131312581111131212121110101013121413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)206223161101118625674761168987899399654532421111065461067736192
Wind
(km/h)
20
W
10
SW
10
W
15
WSW
10
WSW
15
NW
20
NW
25
NW
25
SW
20
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30
SE
20
SE
15
WNW
15
SE
10
ENE
10
NW
5
SSE
10
NNE
15
WNW
10
SSE
5
NE
15
WNW
5
E
Wind State(?)cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcrosscross-
off
offoffcross-
on
offcross-
off
onoffcross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)


4:36AM
2.63
5:07PM
2.60

5:51AM
2.62
6:26PM
2.60

7:09AM
2.72

7:41PM
2.72
8:16AM
2.91

8:45PM
2.90
9:14AM
3.13

9:39PM
3.09
10:05AM
3.32

10:28PM
3.24
10:51AM
3.44


Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:16PM
0.58
10:51AM
0.71

11:29PM
0.64
12:10PM
0.71

12:46AM
0.59

1:27PM
0.59
1:57AM
0.44

2:33PM
0.39
2:57AM
0.25

3:30PM
0.17
3:49AM
0.07

4:20PM
-0.00

4:38AM
-0.07


Note: the tide data above is for New Plymouth which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waiwakaiho.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Waiwakaiho blow from the SE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2016192018191919202116192116192019202119192019
Sunrise
--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--
Sunset
8:13--8:10--8:09--8:07--8:07--8:06--8:04--8:02-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Sat night, fresh winds from the NW by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waiwakaiho Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waiwakaiho provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Waiwakaiho can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waiwakaiho surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Waiwakaiho) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Waiwakaiho may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Taranaki? If you are looking for accommodation near Waiwakaiho, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 4 km (2 miles) away.